This week has been really busy but so fun. I’m working on new wedding invitations design and I’m so excited about this new direction. Layers, textures, watercolor – can’t get any better than this. Here are few little snippets from the process.
So fun to see a Seattle themed wedding invitations I designed last summer for Kendal & Jim in the Seattle Met Bride and Groom magazine. I finally got my hands on the newest edition and voila, now I can proudly share it. The main invitation is letterpressed in navy and yellow ink on eco friendly paper. I love how it turned out and can’t wait to share more. You can view more beautiful images from this wedding here.
A quick sneak of the day-of-wedding stationery for the wedding this weekend. It’s been a crazy, fast turn around but I’m happy we made the deadline! My favorite designs from this wedding are the unique, square place cards. I absolutely can’t wait any longer to see more images from this wedding ;)
Here’s a peak at a recently wrapped up wedding collateral. This custom map not only captured the spirit and look of the wedding but also introduced the guests to the location of the wedding ceremony and reception. It’s always such a great idea to show a smaller area, a close-up view of the location. I’ll be sharing more images from this fun wedding invitation suite in the next few months.
I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you this special project of mine. Hello! Prints is an online stationery shop filled with beautiful and unique stationery designs. It desperately needed a brand refresh and I had a blast redesigning the site and rebranding it. You can see it in its entirety right here. For now, the designs are avaialable for purchase in Poland and Europe only but I plan to open an online store here, in the U.S. Every visit and purchase means so much to us – please take a peek!
I’m a bit behind posting here but today I wanted to share the wonderful invitations for the wedding of Chelsea & Jamie. I was excited to be able to design their invitation suite, and I’m very happy with how they turned out. When Chelsea approached me about designing their invites she had a couple of basic ideas already in mind. She wanted to keep it simple, she wanted her colours to be orange and blue and she wanted to incorporate ferry boats and waves into the design. I took an illustrated approach and created this colorful nautical wedding invitation that’s a bit modern and fun with a fresh summer vibe. Because their budget was small, I had the invitations printed digitally on a heavy off–white stock.
I’m so excited to finally share this wedding I designed that’s in the pages the Spring/Summer issue of Seattle Bride! Last year I had the honor of designing save the dates cards, invitations and programs for my dear friend Beth and her husband Nate. Unfortunately, only Save the Dates made it into the magazine. Designing them was a bit of a challenge, because the wedding was so far away and we hadn’t really envisioned what the invitation suite would look like yet. All we knew the rest of the wedding stationery had to be letterpress. Soon, I’ll post the rest of the suite but for now you can read more about the wedding here.
Photos: two top by Iwona Konarski // Last photo: Azzura Photography
Back in early September, I was six months pregnant and brainstorming stationery ideas for a photoshoot for Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom with my friend Rachel from Finch & Thistle Events. I thought I have at least 3 weeks to execute some amazing ideas. But, oh well, best laid plans… Things didn’t go as well as I had hoped for. Mid September plans changed radically, and after my routine morning ultrasound I was “wheeled” to the hospital from my doctors office and told that as of today I’m starting my maternity leave. Yes, I was put on the hospital bedrest at 28 weeks! Not fun at all… Of course, I had silly, unrealistic expectations and really hoped I can work up until the due date… carrying twins! Just writing this make me laugh.
To maintain my sanity, I’ve decided to keep working on fun projects and this one was definitely the one. Rachel visited me often at the hospital and in between Terbutaline shots (to calm my contractions) and multiple doctor visits throught a day, I was able to finish this amazing stationery by early October, just in time for the shoot.
The Winter/Spring 2010 issue of Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom is on the newsstands now (has been since December) and I’m really excited to finally share with you this project. Thank you Rachel Bowes for inviting me to be part of this amazing collaboration. You can view behind-the-scenes on Rachel’s blog.